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Label
1863-1865
Inclusive dates
1863-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three letters, covering the years 1863-1865, from Brodie Herndon to James Minor. Includes a letter, dated 12 August 1863, from Johnston's Island Prison, Ohio, regarding medical advice on a patient of Herndon's. Also of note is the letter, 26 May 1865, containing descriptions of the occupation and burning of Richmond, and the reaction of slaves to the end of the war. Other topics include opinions on the Civil War and the health and location of family members and friends serving with the Confederate Army
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Brodie Strachan Herndon, Sr. was born 7 July 1810 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 1830 he married Lucy Ellen Hansbrough. During the Civil War, Herndon served as chief surgeon of hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. After the war he returned to Fredericksburg to practice medicine and moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1868. He died in Washington, South Carolina on 7 August 1886. Herndon was noted for performing the first Caesarean operation in the country.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
9
Immediate source of acquisition
King, George H.S.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499271
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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